Laos is a Southeast Asian, landlocked country bordered by Vietnam to the east, Burma and the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Thailand to the west and Cambodia to the south. Despite its rugged look, the major cities of the country are cosmopolitan, thanks to the café culture French Indochina left behind. The cities are full of palm-shaded streets, ancient ruins, and graceful colonial buildings which make the country worth visiting. This Laos travel guide provides some tips on what the intending visitors should know before traveling.
There are 3 distinct seasons of Laos. These are:
The hot season with temperatures getting as high as 40°C, and runs from March to May.
The wet season, which is slightly cooler with temperatures of about 30°C, runs from May to October. There are frequent tropical downpours during this period.
The dry season with temperatures as low as 15°C, and which runs from November to March, with low rainfall. However, the northern parts of Laos, especially the north of Luang Prabang, can become very hazy towards the end of the dry season, because there are fires in the forests.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE